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MGH Frontline Workers Stress
Harvard Medical School

‘Crying Out for Help’: Harvard Affiliates on Pandemic Front Line Describe Mental Health Toll

More than 10 medical professionals who have been on the front lines of the Covid-19 battle at two Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals — MGH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — told The Crimson in interviews that they had faced similar impacts on their emotional well-being over the past 14 months while they put their lives on the line to save others.

The Chan School

Pregnant and Postpartum Women Report Elevated Distress During Pandemic, HSPH Study Finds

Pregnant and postpartum women around the world reported high levels of loneliness, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic in a Harvard School of Public Health study published last month.

Fauci Townhall

Fauci Talks Successes, Next Steps in the Nation’s Pandemic Response on HSPH Panel

U.S. Chief Medical Advisor Anthony S. Fauci discussed the current state of the nation’s response to Covid-19, as well as where the country goes from here, during a virtual town hall event Monday with the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mass General Hospital MGH
Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital Launches Center to Study Neuroscience of Psychedelics

Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has launched a new center to study the clinical benefits of psychedelics in treating mental illness.

Harvard Medical School

‘Misleading to the Public’: Students, Experts Criticize Harvard Study Suggesting Early Emergence of Covid-19 in Wuhan

A June 2020 research article suggested that the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan earlier than the documented start of the pandemic in December 2019. Upon closer examination, two SEAS graduate students found what they believed to be multiple flaws in the presentation and methods of the study.

School of Public Health
School of Public Health

HSPH Faculty Spearhead National Covid-19 Response Efforts Through Bipartisan, Interdisciplinary Initiative

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams said she was “inspired” to co-found the COVID Collaborative to help direct local and national responses to the pandemic.

Harvard Medical School

MGH President Peter Slavin Announces Departure After 18 Years of Leadership

Peter L. Slavin ’79 will step down as president of Massachusetts General Hospital, a role he has held for the past 18 years, he announced in a message to hospital affiliates Wednesday morning.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard in the City

HMS To Launch Office Supporting ‘Community-Centered’ Student Outreach

To support Harvard Medical School students’ efforts to provide medical resources and knowledge to the greater public, Harvard Medical School will launch an office for “community-centered medical education” in fall 2021.

Broad Institute

Broad Institute Launches $150 Million Schmidt Center for Research in Machine Learning, Biology

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced Thursday the launch of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center, which will aim to integrate research in machine learning and the life sciences.

Medical School

More Primary Care Physicians Could Result in Increased Life Expectancies, HMS Study Finds

Harvard Medical School researchers found that increasing the number of primary care physicians in underserved areas may boost life expectancies, according to a study published Tuesday in Annals of Internal Medicine.

School of Public Health

Harvard Researchers Conduct Women’s Health Study with Apple

A team of Harvard School of Public Health researchers released preliminary data from their digital study that analyzed how women’s health and behaviors affect their menstrual cycles.

Longwood School Applications Surge
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Dental and Medical Schools See Significant Increases in Completed Applications

Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine saw a 19.3 percent and 13.0 percent uptick, respectively, in completed applications during this year’s admissions cycle.

Ramseyer Protest 2
Harvard Law School

Harvard Reischauer Institute Notes ‘Serious Concerns’ Over Prof. Ramseyer’s ‘Comfort Women’ Article

Harvard’s Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies issued a statement last week calling on the publishing journal to “fully address” concerns raised around Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer’s contentious article on “comfort women,” and condemning online harassment that has stemmed from the controversy.

School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Launches Program to Educate Business Leaders

The Harvard School of Public Health will launch a program for business leaders to promote health in their corporate practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has dramatically altered the workplace, the school announced Wednesday.

The Past, Present, and Future of Violence
Harvard Law School

Harvard Professors Help Found Nonprofit Committed to Academic Freedom

Eighteen Harvard affiliates — including Cornel R. West ’74, Steven A. Pinker, and Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. — signed on as founding members of a new nonpartisan nonprofit that officially launched Monday, the Academic Freedom Alliance.